A celtic harp with concert gauge strings which has been developed out of many years of concert harp repair and celtic harp manufacture. We feel that the avalon is the definitive instrument for those celtic harpists seeking the richest tones, the most positive response, maximum resonance and clear sustained projection throughout its range. Exhibiting a fully-developed harmonic curve and techniques of construction normally only found in concert harps, this instrument will respond unfailingly to your needs for a life-time.
Concert harp string spacing and tension
Rich and golden tone
34 strings from 6C to 1A
Finished in hand matched exotic wood veneer
Supplied with tuning key, dust cover and padded case
pictured model features ripple maple an inlaid body and delacour levers
The avalon has 34 strings spanning 6C to 1A, with string gauge, spacing and tension identical to the concert harp. The neck and pillar are made from a core of specially laminated Canadian hard-rock maple, veneered with exotic woods; the body is finished in matching veneer; with hand-picked premiere quality quarter sawn sitka spruce for the soundboard. It stands 1.22 metres at its tallest point. The whole instrument has a satin lacquer finish. Every harp comes complete with tuning key and dust cover.
All harps produced by Niebisch and Tree feature our unique semi-tone mechanism, which is free from all possibility of rattle and yet fully and easily adjustable. The semi-tone levers are made entirely of alloy steel, cast gun metal and stainless steel (this is to ensure no loss of tone and longevity of the mechanism). The string contact point is hand polished to ensure minimal string wear. With an easy to use single finger flip-action and a positive ‘on’ position which means no unnecessary fumbling and perfect semi-tones every time.